Obituaries

Obituaries are published at the discretion of the CCJN and are free of charge. Obituaries are a product of the editorial department and are a story of a person’s life. Editorial policy may determine the length and content of an obituary. Death notices are submitted by family members and may, for example, fully list all survivors. Death notices are never edited, but are assessed a processing fee according to length. Photos for obituaries may also carry a processing fee of $18.00, which can be waived at the discretion of the CCJN. Payments for photos can be submitted to CCJN, 3810 Nashville Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125 or paid securely through PayPal.

Preservationist, volunteer Lillian Levin passes

LILLIAN WRIGHT LEVIN, a  preservationist and volunteer for a great many community organizations including the New Orleans Museum of Art and the National Council of Jewish Women, died today in New Orleans. She was the devoted wife of the late Dr. Irving A. Levin for 58 years.

A native of...
Continue Reading ⇒

Ruby Lassen Goldberg, former chemist, librarian

RUBY (REBECCA) LASSEN GOLDBERG, a chemist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and, later, an elementary school educator and librarian for Orleans Parish Schools, died March 15. She was 91.

A native of New Orleans, she was a graduate of Louisiana State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science...
Continue Reading ⇒

Zionist leader Jacques Torczyner dies

(JTA) — Jacques Torczyner, a former national president of the Zionist Organization of America, has died. Torczyner, a leader in the Zionist movement in the United States and around the world, died March 7 in Saratoga, Calif. He was 98.

He served as ZOA president from 1968 to 1973, and...
Continue Reading ⇒

Rabbi Menachem Froman, West Bank religious leader, dies of cancer

(JTA) — Rabbi Menachem Froman, founder of the Modern Orthodox West Bank settlers movement Gush Emunim, has died.

Froman, the chief rabbi of southern Jerusalem’s Tekoa community, died Monday following a battle with cancer. He was 68.

Froman was unique in the West Bank for facilitating peace initiatives with Palestinian...
Continue Reading ⇒

Tujaque’s Restuarant owner Steven Latter

STEVEN E. LATTER, the owner of Tujaque’s Restaurant, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, passed away suddenly from a suspected heart attack at his residence on February 18. He was 64.

Latter was responsible for bringing the old institution made famous by celebrity chef Madame Begue back from the...
Continue Reading ⇒

Edward Max Heller public services slated for Friday

EDWARD MAX HELLER, a renowned attorney specializing in bankruptcy law and mergers and acquistions, died February 12, 2013, at Ochsner Medical Center from complications from pneumonia related to his ongoing battle against Parkinson’s Disease. He was 86.

A New Orleans native, Heller was known as the “Dean” of the Louisiana...
Continue Reading ⇒

Bertha Paglin Ferman, Washington realtor & schoolteacher

BERTHA PAGLIN FERMAN, a schoolteacher and successful realtor in the Washington, D.C. area,  passed away unexpectedly in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, January 19, 2013. A New Orleans native, she was affectionately known as “Birdie” and attended Isadore Newman School before her graduation from Sophie Newcomb College.

She was predeceased by...
Continue Reading ⇒

Rabbi Menachem Elon, former Israel Supreme Court Justice

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rabbi Menachem Elon, a former Israeli Supreme Court justice and an Israel Prize winner, has died. Elon, who served on the high court from 1977 until his retirement as deputy chief justice in 1993, died Wednesday in Israel. He was 89.

He was renowned as an expert...
Continue Reading ⇒

Edwin Bobrycki, father of Jeanne Smolkin, passes in NY

EDWIN BOBRYCKI, a retired worker who was employed by Carrier Corporation for nearly four decades, and the father of Temple Sinai member Jeanne Smolkin, died on Saturday, January 19, in hospital with his family by his side.

A retiree in 1984, Bobrycki was a veteran of the U. S. Army...
Continue Reading ⇒

Ronald Warner, retired securities attorney, Tulane supporter

RONALD WARNER, a successful attorney whose specialty was in areas of finance, banking and securities and who retired to New Orleans less than two years ago, died suddenly on January 17.

Warner was noted for his love of sports, especially baseball, which he developed at an early age. Born in...
Continue Reading ⇒